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FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 8:00pm PST
us as fox news, i'm jon scott, have a great holiday and great night. ♪ >> steve: welcome everybody to "fox & friends" christmas show. thank you for letting us share this holiday with you and your family. >> gretchen: we have amazing lineup for you billie ray cyrus is here. paula deen is is here. [ applause ] and all of your favorite permanents from the fox news channel they are going to stop by as well. >> brian: first, we want to welcome our very special audience who is here today. you have been affected by hurricane sandy and not in a positive way. but out of the destruction there is is some amazing stories of inspiration. some of you will share those stories and i look forward to hearing them and so does our audience. >> we also want to welcome everyone watching at home while you kids out there. we have a very special surprise for you. so ask mom and dad if you can stay up a little later. >> we also want to say hello to everyone serving overseas who can't be home for christmas. we thank you for protecting our freedom and we thank you for your service. >> so without fur
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am PST
up energy prices. we'll go in focus with steve bor bes and bill and morgan. is it paying off? >> no, it is 18 times that of nuclear energy. ronald reagan was right. thest thing to immortality is a government program. politicians are labeled with hot wind and we label the section gone with the wind. >> we have sending sib sidies in '92, has it been worth it. >> we are early inlet process. we have subsidized oil and coal and gas. we have done them from darn near a century. these don't look so bad. like it or not, the majority of americans believe that global warming is an issue. we need to develop clear energy sources. fossil fuels may be a difficult problem. we are subsidizing thingings. it is cheaper to produce energy from natural gas. it is a subsidies. other than it is natural gas there. it is 63 cents compared to $53. that is not a pay off to me. >> i will have to disagree with rick. last time wind energy had any impact was in the century. we have moved in oil and natural gas. but let's get rid of subsidies and let them sink or swim. wind energy will sink and we'll be better off.
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> steve doocy, martha maccallum and you compete for bragging rights. >> the last one. kwame quadruple or nothing. >> factor style. >> bill: you pick? >> teddy bears because i like teddy bears. >> hi. >> can we replace doocy y.? is it too late? i guess it is. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching this special edition of the factor, the great american news quiz spectacular. in the next hour, you will get to test your knowledge and play along with us so let's begin. first topic, legendary actor john wayne. >> all right. here is question number one. movie fans all over the world idolize john wayne for no nonsense attitude ♪ >> get out of the way kerry. >> i haven't got a gun on me. >> no? then we will do it the hard way. ♪ ♪ many don't know that john wayne is a stage name. what is the hollywood's meend's less macho bitter name -- birth name? answer is a, correct, marianne. >> marianne -- marion the librarian. >>as duke imposing character usually on the winning end of the fights. >> i have been lookin
FOX News
Dec 25, 2012 11:00am PST
♪. ♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪. [applause] >> bill o'reilly quizzes steve every week on the factor. coming up steve will turn the tables on bill. so how much does o'reilly really know about christmas? >> then keeping gospel music alive one child at a time. hear it for yourself right after this break. ♪ ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. ♪ . [cheers and applause] >> welcome back to fox and friends christmas special. we're so glad once again you could join us. >> what better way to kick off this half hour then by making bill o'reilly, shall we say, putting him to a test of sorts, right, steve? >> that is exactly right, gretchen. every week he puts me in the hot seat on the culture quiz. but on christmas i turned the tables. so how did he do? take a look at this. the spin starts here. >> we thought it would be great if you wore this antler elf hat. >> you know i thought it w
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
the party that says to the most productive, the fred smith of fedex, the late steve jobs that if you achieve, if you try something great commercially that improves our lives and employs us, we're going to penalize you for doing it i don't think that should the message for the republican party. kweupbdz -- republicans are supposed to be about growth and enterprise. this is them saying the opposite. >> you've got people saying there was a lost growth during the clinton years and the top rate, was that 3 9%? >> i would say if you give us all we had during the clinton years we would take 39% but you wouldn't take it when the dollar is in free fall. this is a very bad deal. it's antigrowth. the last thing you want to do in a struggling economy is raise the penalty on work for the most productive. >> what about the dividends going up from 15% to 20% from those who make that horrible rate of $400,000? >> it's another negative signal. when you raise the tax on dividends you reduce the process whereby limited capital can get to new businesses. this is another antigrowth provision. it's tellin
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
point. bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill. sindcated columnist charles krauthammer. a.b., the res tent numbers-cruncher. what do you make of the back and forth today? >> today was about the drama on both sides and blame game and showing they were going to come and call e want to get down to business before december 31, which is monday. we're not, there are no plans. no paperwork. there are conflicting reports about the meeting. it's all kind of depressing. when you poke arp you find out that the house is returning on sunday. but beyond that, nobody knows anything. >> doug: steve? >> yeah. today, nothing happened other than people using warn-out talking points and a lot of misinformation. harry reid is still blaming grover norquist. send him a memo that norquist took himself out of the discussion a week ago when he backed the house republican plan "b." it's like the old stale talking points. for me, the big picture if you take a step back from this, the big picture story here is one of misplaced outrage. media folks with
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 8:30am PST
happen when we got the tv and we got steve jobs and mark zuckerburg. >> but excessive tv use is not good for the brain. wayne got it right. the internet is it important professionally and personally . all kinds of reasons it is it the most important since the gut knowburg printing press. it reduces us to sitting down around the dinner table . we spend hours and hours on facebook. there is it a tendency to become a zombie and get in isolation idiose . >> and in the end of the day. john, do we have that kind much an attention span. >> this is not rocket science. we are making trig nomety out of areth metic. >> take away the cell phones and computers f. it is not internet it is it something else. it helps them with learning. >> julian, thank you for being with us. >> coming up. >> the stuff that will pop after the ball drops and get ready to triple your money. >> time for special do i need to know? >> drug companies take a long time to get from the nation place to the market place. i own it and talked about it in the past. this year will be a good year. soming at two dollars a share.
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
glad clot. medical experts say the severe a steve the problem depends on the location of the clot. most risky are the rain. she is being treated by anti-could he ago ooh atlantas and will remain at new york's presbyterian hospital until tuesday to monitor her medication. this is not the first time that mrs. clinton had been treated for a blood clot she had one in the back of her right leg in 1988, she described it as the most serious medical condition she ever experienced. after a stomach virus she fainted and hit her head. it is possible the newly discovered clot had form before she was diagnosed with a discussion. it also could have resulted from bed rest. >> the blood clot i'm assuming is similar to the one she had in 1988 which was in the back of her leg. she did have a concussion recently, which probably made her a little immobile at home, which is a bit of a risk factor for developing clots in veins in legs, especially in people who are at risk for them h-frpblgts since suffering the concussion secretary clinton has not made any public appearance and canceled overseas trips
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
los angeles, attorney and from new york criminal defense attorney steve greeneberg. okay, kids. this thing about the gun permit holders this kind of thing drives me nuts. we did some looking into this, we can't find any record, i will start with you, steve, of this newspaper, for instance, publishing the sex offenders. those people committed crimes. these people owned guns and legally permitted to do so. what do you think about this. >> it's irresponsible. there is is no real reason for it other than to put these people on some kind of map. i understand their outrage. it may be legal and lawful to share this kind of public information. it's clearly irresponsible. because these people now are going to be subject to potentially thieves coming into their houses, taking their guns, targeting them and so forth. the newspaper's reasoning well it's because of what happened in newtown; >> laura: connecticut. >> newtown, connecticut. right. i'm sorry had someone known that the lady had 18 guns, there is no connection between gun ownership and the kinds of things they are trying to targe
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
road, that's going to happen anyway. >> steve, no deal, bad deal? i kind of feel like i'm playing poker. what do you think? >> i can't believe it, but i agree with jim. the most deficit reduction is going to come from no deal. and that's what we need. that's what this economy needs, the biggest threat to economic growth, if the deficit and the debt, 4 trillion, everybody talks about it as some sort of grand bargain. it's barely a start. this isn't a fiscal cliff, it's a fiscal bunny hill, let's slide down it. >> if we slide down, jonas, in the first week, people are going to open up the paycheck and see less money there. i don't think that people understand that at this point. >> people get used to tax cuts, that's the problem. short-term expiring tax cuts, including the payroll tax cut. you know, it's not the best way to solve a problem, but this cliff is the result of not coming up with deals and they're not going to come up with battery deal, if it's negotiated it's not the ideal way to solve it out after deficit. we'd like to gradually raise taxes and cut spending, but this is
FOX News
Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
decade. steve centanni has more from us from washington. >> multiple deployments and combat injuries are said to be causing this troubling spike in alcohol and drug abuse among active duet military. democraticked by the institute of medicine. their study concluded earlier this year and sponsored by the department of defense shows that 20% of our active duty military personnel report they engaged in heavy drinking in 2008. binge drinking rose from 35% of personnel in 1998 to 47% in 2008. drug abuse of illegal and prescription drugs rose from 2% in 2002 to 11% in 2008: the report recommended better screening and that's just what the marine corps is doing, according to a directive issued in month the purpose of the screening program is to provide gheanders and additional tool to provide marines and sailors in their commands at risk for the adverse effects of alcohol abuse or misuse. the report notes that alcohol has long been a part of military culture. but it recommends better leadership on the frish top commanders all the way down. and it says this spike in cases results partly from o
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
jason riley and kim strassel and wall street journal senior economics writer steve moore also joins the panel. so, steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets enough attention. >> i agree. >> paul: the reforms taking place across the country in a lot of states. who are the stars you're looking at? >> i entirely agreement with your premise, paul. if you look at, talk about the demise of the republicans on the national levels we're not seeing that on the state level. there are 30 republican governors today in america, the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina so that south now is almost entirely republican, whereas just 25 years ago, it was pretty entirely democratic. and it's not just the south. states like-- >> what are they doing with that power, that's the interesting thing. >> so, they have the power and they are actually using it, af got states like kansas, and florida that have been cutting taxes aggressively to promote jobs. you've got a lot of the states in the mountain states that are republican, where they're aggressively pro
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 3:00pm PST
doesn't love the attention." let's bring in the panel now. steve hayes, senior writer for "weekly standard." nina easton, from "fortune" magazine. and charles krauthammer. sindcated columnist. nina, start with you. your husband was on the romney team. >> my interpretation is mitt romney didn't need to run for president after everything he has done in his life. saving the economics and making the money he has done, he made. being governor of massachusetts. more he didn't need to. but i would say that romney didn't underestimate how hard this was going to be. you had a crowded primary field going in to it first of all. he lost in the primary in 2008. when you get to general election, people forget how hard is it to unseat incumbent. 14 of the last 16 attempts failed. lep they succeeded, why have they succeeded in the incumbent president had to go through a primary. go to 1980 when reagan reag won. jimmy carter had a bad economy, but he had a primary channel from very elquent and charismatic ted kennedy. flash forward to 1992. george h.w. bush unseated by clinton with 42% of the vote
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
plan to strike this weekend. we reached out but haven't heard back yet. steve moore is here with us. if the strike happens, some estimates say $1 billion per day hit to the economy. >> yeah, there's no question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, wholesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is management willing to do? how far apart are the two groups? >> it's interesting. they're not really -- normally in a wage dispute with the union,ettes it's about wages and benefits but in this case it's not. what the unions are objecting to, according to the media reports i've been seeing, is they object to new kinds of work rules and new kinds of efficiencies that the port systems want to put in place to make the ports more productive, lower costs. that's happeni
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am PST
think he's doing okay. [laughter] heather: our steve harrigan is live from palmetto bay where the marine has just arrived and, steve, no doubt a big celebration. >> reporter: heather, a real subdued atmosphere here right now. that four-month ordeal just ended 90 minutes ago. that's when the father, with john hammer, just raced up this driveway. there are some concerns about john hammer's physical condition. they did stop off at an emergency room enroute home from that mexico/texas border. he's suffering from dehydration, his father says he's having trouble standing up, but this will be the greatest christmas the family's ever had. >> reporter: must be a really tough time for you right now. tell us what you're feeling. >> no, this is great right now. i'm glad to be talking to you about that it's over with. because it's really over with. >> reporter: it's still really sinking in to the family this is finally over with. initially, they had a low-key approach to try and win his release. after that failed, though, they went more and more public, appearing on television and also pressin
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 8:00pm PST
. we are back with jason riley and kim strossel and senior economic writer steve moore also joins the panel. steve, this is really an interesting story that i don't think gets of attention. the reforms taking place across the country in a>> lot of states. who are the stars you are looking at? >> i entirely agree with your premise, paul. if you talk about the demise of the republicans on the national level, we are not really seeing that on the state level. 30 republican governors today in america. the republicans actually picked up a governorship in north carolina. so the south now is almost entirely republican whereas justen 25 years ago it was pretty entirely democratic. it is not just the south. states like utah and idaho and others. >> what are they doing with that power? that's the interesting thing. >> so they have the power, and they are using it. you have states like kansas and florida that have been cutting taxes aggressively to promote jobs. you have a lot of the states in the mountain states that are republican and are aggressively promoting pro energyer drilling policies to
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
his family said was an heirloom. steve harrigan is live. >> reporter: after four long months the 27-year-old former marine was released from the notorious prison late friday night after several hours of paperwork. he was accompanied by u.s. consular officials from the border between mexico and texas. he met his father and the two began the drive home. they had to stop off yesterday in a hospital in louisiana room in louisiana, john hammar suffering from the stomach flu. having trouble keeping food down. the goal was to get him home for christmas. looks like it will happen now. heather? >> steve, quite an ordeal for the family to say the very least >> reporter: a very tough time. they received threats, ex-torgs attempts threatening jon would be killed unless they paid money. his mother said only once he crossed the border that she could finally relax. >> it was my first night that i slept all night long without getting up. it was just the thought of not wondering what is going on with him, can anyone hurt him tonight? that kind of thoughts. >> reporter: the family initially tried to
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 2:00pm PST
. woman is hiring. what do you do? a beautiful nanny comes in or a guy named steve. >> andrea: you hire the guy named steve. >> eric: steve gets the job 100% of the time. freddie both of you are going this can't happen. >> andrea: it's legal. if the hot woman tried to say i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. being hot is not protected -- >> greg: what if you like pudgy guys named steve? >> juan: kimberly said the guys on the iowa court. there is no protected class here. totally crazy, after ten years, what is going on here? wife, on to that. the wife. i think -- are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> kimberly: one time i had a fortune to meet too hot for citibank, the puerto rican italian. she was. she's really hot. anyway. >> greg: you could not work anywhere else. >> kimberly: there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> andrea: unfortunately for her, she is not protected. >> kimberly: maybe not a good idea to be too hot. moral of the story. >> juan: you are saying thi this? >> kimberly: unless you work at fox news. hot and smart is no
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
do you do? a beautiful nanny comes in or a guy named steve. >> andrea: you hire the guy named steve. >> eric: steve gets the job 100% of the time. freddie both of you are going this can't happen. >> andrea: it's legal. if the hot woman tried to say i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. being hot is not protected -- >> greg: what if you like pudgy guys named steve? >> juan: kimberly said the guys on the iowa court. there is no protected class here. totally crazy, after ten years, what is going on here? wife, on to that. the wife. i think -- are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> kimberly: one time i had a fortune to meet too hot for citibank, the puerto rican italian. she was. she's really hot. anyway. >> greg: you could not work anywhere else. >> kimberly: there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> andrea: unfortunately for her, she is not protected. >> kimberly: maybe not a good idea to be too hot. moral of the story. >> juan: you are saying thi this? >> kimberly: unless you work at fox news. hot and smart is not a crime. >> andrea
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 3:00am PST
: so beautiful. >> kelly: we hope steve, brian and gretchen are enjoying time off. >> clayton: and kelly wright, juliet and clayton in this morning. noise holiday and i'm looking forward to split up 'cause i get the birthday. subtle way to drop a hint. >> juliet: you're working new year's day? >> clayton: yeah, i'll be here. happy new year. >> kelly: and merry christmas if we got to you too late. we're getting a look at president obama who did enjoy a good christmas with his family in hawaii. he's boarding air force one and leaving hawaii. the president is in the air right now. he's heading back to washington and hopes to reach a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. we've all been talking about it. but with just a few days to go, what happens if we do fall off that cliff? doug stand big in washington right now with what could happen if a deal isn't reached. doug? >> good morning. you're right, we're going to have some of the big players back here in washington today. a message for any of them, it may be coming from starbucks. if you order a coffee anywhere in the dc area right now,
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
flu-like symptoms. just arriving back at his family's home in florida. that is where steve harrigan is live in palmetto bay, florida. steve, what a christmas gift for this family. >> reporter: jamie, it was rashable to see here, four or five minutes ago, jon hammar and his father drove up into the garage. hammar senior came out and spoke to the media for a few minutes afterwards. he said this is the greatest christmas he ever had. he looked visibly exhausted. jon hammar was released after several hours of with more paperwork after five months in the mexican prison. father and son drove back with the goal to get here by christmas day. they had to stop off at a hospital in the louisiana. john, jr., dehydrated with stomach flu. they're not sure about his condition. he can barely stand you. he walked inside with his mother and father. his father seems like an excited man right now, jamie. jamie: the mexican government, even with pressure from us to keep him for four months chained with handcuffs to a bed, it has been such an ordeal all along the way for this family. they had a lot of su
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
. everyone agrees that that action is necessary. gregg: steve hayes, is the senior writer for "the weekly standard" and a fox news contributor. steve, great to see you. the deal being bandied about right now to raise taxes on higher earners actually doesn't appear to do anything to fix the problem, that is, all the new revenue from higher taxes would be used for more spending. as we understand about 850 billion in new revenue would be spent on eliminating the fiscal cliff automatic spending cuts and extending unemployment checks. is it true not a dial would go to cutting the real problem, the debt and deficit? >> yeah. in one scenario that is absolutely the case. we shouldn't actually be surprised. it has been clear at least for a short amount of time that this hasn't been the goal of these discussions. i mean for all the talk about deficit reduction and despite the fact that this began as an effort to rein in spending after the 2010 elections, it is clear democrats in the house and senate, i would argue the president, haven't been serious about long-term spending cuts. gregg: maybe they'
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
beautiful nanny comes in or a guy named steve? >> you would hire the guy named steve. >> steve gets the job because, like both of you are going this can't happen. >> and that's completely legal and if the hot woman says i didn't get the job because i was too hot. too bad. >> what if you like pudgy guys named steve. >> that's a problem. but i think it was totally crazy. after ten years, what was going on here? it was the wife. you were on to that, right? it was the wife. but i think, look, are you kidding me? men in the workplace, of course we look at women. >> one time i had the good fortune to you "too hot for citibanks" do you remember that? do you remember that young lead? she was really hot. >> i cannot work anywhere else, can you? >> there she is. see what i'm talking about? >> unfortunately for her, though -- >> or her credenza. >> she's not protected. >> i think maybe it's not a good idea to be too hot is the morale of the story. >> wait a saying this? >> yeah. unless -- >> there's enough suffering in this world. >> being hot is not a crime. >> the onion always says the unemploym
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 1:00pm PST
how you doing? my name is steve. my family's lived in this neighborhood for years. recently, things got so tight we had to go to our local food bank for help. i lost a lot of sleep worrying about what the neighbors might think. that is, until i saw them there, too. how'd i do, steve? a little stiff. you could have done a little better. what? come on. you know, i have an academy award. yeah, but not for playing me. announcer: play a role in ending hunger. visit feedingamerica.org/hunger and find your local food bank. ♪ fly me to the moon >> in september they bid well to a modern day columbus. >> neil armstrong was a testament to all americans of what can be achieved through vision and dedication. >>neil: the eulogy for the first man on the moon delivered by the last to leave it captures the spirit of all those who made that journey. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >>neil: american heroes whose final mission ended 40 years ago. i am neil cavuto reporting from the kennedy space center in florida. it is hard for people my age to believe that most americans w
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
that could plunge our economy back. steve at this point what are the chances that a grand bargain can still be struck? >> it is possible it is getting less likely. there isn't a lot of time left. house speaker john boehner will be back but for now he's throwing the ball in the democrat's court. some republicans are saying the president isn't trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> when i listen to the president i think he's eager to go over for a political purposes. he gets all of this additional tax revenue for programs he gets to cut the military canwhich democrats have been calling for for years. he gets to blame republicans for it. >> independent senator joe leiber than is saying it is appearing more likely the deadline will pass with no action. harris? >> how soon can we expect negotiations to get back underway? >> wednesday at the earliest possibly friday. one of his democratic allies today that position should come as no surprise to any one. >> i know it's hard for the republicans. 2.50 no tax increases for people below but taxes for people above. 60 percent of the voters will
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
. steve, at this point what are the chances that a grand bargain can still be struck? >> well, harris, it's possible, but getting less likely because it just really isn't a lot of time left. house speaker john boehner will be back next year and for now, he's thrown the ball into the democrats court and some republicans are saying the president isn't really trying to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> when i listen to the president, i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. i think he sees a political victory at the bottom of the cliff. he gets all of this additional tax revenue for new programs and gets to cut the military which democrats have been calling for for years and he gets to blame the republicans for it. >> and independent senator lieberman saying it's likely that it will pass with no action, harris. >> harris: how soon can we expect negotiations to get back underway. >> not until after christmas. and wednesday, most likely on thursday. president obama on vacation in hawaii until after christmas has insisted taxes on the wealthy be increased aen on
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
politically. gregg: what of john boehner though? steve latourette, who said, the same 50 or 60 chuckle heads who always screw things up, speaking of the tea party group. >> yeah. gregg: he said it is not really the speaker's fault. is it the speaker's fault? >> well, look, i think boehner was, he is in a bad spot. there are no good outcomes here for republicans. there have been no good policy outcomes for republicans. i watched the steven latourette comment, one of the things that struck me, these are the guys, 50 or 60 chuckle heads came here and screwed things up. the presumption congress was working just fine before they arrived. i would argue that it is nice we have people in congress who are actually serious about looking at the long term consequences of our overspending over these past couple of decades. that is where the real problem is. he can say they're stubborn and not willing to compromise and all things he said repeatedly as he made those criticisms but the reality is they're actually trying to solve the long-term problem. he may not like the way they're doing it but at le
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
questions. bring in the panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." a.b. stoddard of the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. okay, a.b., we assessed late last night and early in the morning. your thoughts on what is happening today and what may happen? >> we can't be surprised the house republicans didn't like the bill, delay be in a tough situation if they round up 218 votes. >> bret: to amend the deal. i would blow up the whole deal. then we look at new congress thursday and start from scratch. >> noon thursday the new congress is sworn in and like cinderella the bill will go away. turns if in to a much kin. >> we have eight new democrats in the house. new democrat senators. who are liberal. than they were dealing with before. the ratting of the market around the world. incredibly bully pull pill pressure from president obama. you are hearing two camps, conservatives like lindsey graham saying let's just get it done with. let's change, vote for a tax cut now. we have gone over the cliff. just do this. we'll get to spending cut in february when we try to increase
FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 3:00am PST
game . e week before the taxes are going to sky rocket. steve is live in washington. >> good morning, gretchen and everybody. washington is shut down for the christmas holiday . when everybody does come back to town, the ball will be in the democrat's court because speaker boehner was unable to bring his on board. for the plan b. >> onous is on senator reid and the president to come up with a solution and present it to the house and get back to the bargaining table. >> now the president has insisted on a tax hike for the healthy but wants that at $250,000 or $400,000 and not one mill yen and even though the president scaled back his expectations for what can be accomplished some democrats said a grand bargain shouldn't be that hard to reach. >> we ought to take peeker boehner and the president's last offer and split the difference and it would be a package 2.6 trillion can couple that with 1.1 trillion and that would be close to four trillion needed to stabilize the debt and bring it down. >> the president and members was congress will return to washington wednesday or thursday and t
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
overall economy? joining me now, senior economics writer or for "the wall street journal" steve moore. steve, thanks for making it in today. >> hi, jamie. we're having a white christmas in chicago. so it is a lot of fun. jamie: i know chicago, burr. the numbers are also pretty chilling for retailers who do what percentage of their business during the holiday season? >> you know, those months of november and december are absolutely crucial, jamie, for the retailers. about 40 to all their business all year is done in those two holiday months. so it's, not very good news that the retail numbers came in, you called them lackluster. and that's probably putting it charitiably. this was the worst year since 2008. it is actually, surprising, jamie, because if you look at some other indicators, consumer confidence had actually bumped up a little bit in the last couple months. we have, i wouldn't read too much into this because other indicators of the economy are looking up right now. jamie: so do you think it's an anomaly that it isn't going up? is it an indication if we go over the fisc
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
drove back from florida and hours ago after they arrived home in palmetto bay steve harrigan was live there and had a chance to talk to the dad. steve, how is the family doing tonight? >> jamie, we got to see john hammar pull up with his father after this long ordeal. they drove directly into the garage. john hammar is now suffering from some sort of stomach ailment he picked up inside that mexican prison. they actually had to make a stop on the drive home from the border at a louisiana hospital and john hammar's father says his son is so weak he can barely stand despite that, he says, this will be the greatest christmas his family has ever had. >> i got him in the car and i thanked the u.s. consulate guys and we took off. and made a beeline to san pedro island and spent the night there johnny, while i was sleeping johnny got up in the morning and walked to the beach and watched the sun come up. >> must be a really tough time for you right now. tell me what you are feeling. >> no. this is great right now. i'm glad to be talking to you about that it's over with. >> you could just
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
to blame the republicans. steve moore always good to see you. >> thank you judge, great to be with you. >> later in the show heads rolled in the state department over benghazi, right? wrong. the latest double speak from the obama administration. up next, just over 24-hours from now if we goefr the fiscal cliff, who should we blame? okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my motr was so wrong about you. next, we get priory boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. there is no plan. really? [ male announcer ] the united mileageplus explorer card. the mileage card with speci perks on united. get it and you're in. i wish i could keep it this way. [ male announcer ] now you can. with the crest pro-health clinical line. used together, they help keep your teeth 97% as clean as a dental cleaning. the toothpaste actually reduces plaque. and the rinse reaches all areas and is clinically proven to help prevent
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Dec 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
smuggling tunnel heading straight toward our border. they steve an anonymous tip. it was behind a wall in a home equipped with lighting and vent lakes and stretched for 120-yards. longer than a football field. but it didn't pass the u.s. border. police believe smugglers were building the tunnel to bring drugs into arizona. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to" the five ." for the latest headlines log on to fox news .com. ["sail away" playing]. >> that song just gave me chills. general norman sworts coff pass away at the age of 78 after complications of pneumonia. he was known as storming norman, in the u.s. coalition in desert storm. only 78 years old. like i said, he was called storming norman. but he liked to be called bear. good man. >> yeah. >> and a character. we don't have a lot of those. >> but this brings us to talking about the people we lost a lot of people this year, some of the people we are most fond of. >> this may be controversial, but i chose whitney houston. i loved her. i still love whitney houston. i think she rocks. >> controversial because of the reason? >> a lot of
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Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
come from, they come from optimistic people living in rich people like steve jobs or leonardo in italy. they are not driven by desperation or worry. in fact, i think it is the pessimists who are the complacent ones these days because they are saying, you know this is as good as it can get. we cannot make it any better. we better be careful about modified foods in indicate they are worse than existing technology. i think this world is great. but it is a veil of tears compared to what we could achieve. >> and could achieve. so, thank you, matt ridley. coming up, who wants do go into space? soon we will all be able to go there. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a challenge. this is the age of knowing how to make things happen. sowhy let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
rich people like steve jobs or leonardo in italy. they are not driven by desperation or worry. in fact, i think it is the pessimists who are the complacent ones these days because they are saying, you know this is as good as it can get. we cannot make it any better. we better be careful about modified foods in indicate they are worse than existing technology. i think this world is great. but it is a veil of tears compared to what we could achieve. >> and could achieve. so, thank you, matt ridley. coming up, who wants do go into space? soon we will all be able to go there. >> i talk about how innovation makes life better but where is the innovation coming from? politicians say from government. the big success story is america putting a man on the moon but think about it, yes, nasa put a man on the moon but they spent billions and have not been back in 40 years. by contrast, an organization called x prize is offering a prize and now a space ship launched three people into space. they won $10 million. there is another x prize offered for a private moon landing. here is a sample of th
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
. patti ann: joining us now is steve moore from the "wall street journal." hopefully he can give us some answers. good morning, steve. what is the most immediate impact in we go over the cliff? >> we are talking about january 2nd taxing rising on over a hundred million americans. this is a big sock to the wallet of americans of every income group. let's just talk about the middle class for a minute. for those earning about 45 to 75,000 a year they are looking at paying somewhere in the neighborhood of $2,500 a year more in taxes. it's not just the warn buffets and bill gates that will be hit by tax increases. the other part of the cliff that we don't talk that much about is the automatic spending cuts would take effect starting on january 2nd, an 8% reduction in major spending categories, national defense, many of what we call the domestic discretionary programs would also be hit. this is a big fiscal wallop to the economy and a lot of economists believe it could cause a double-dip recession. patti ann: on the other hand we are hearing from lawmakers, some at lease on both sides that the
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Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
republicans upset. juliet is here, steve is here. these are her shoes. she only has won. left foot or right foot. sweet us now. back in a moment. : >> seven minutes till the top of the hour. >> quick headlines the faa announcing it will inspect 109 boeing 737 airplanes. it comes after a hole tore open the top of a southwest airlines plane mid flight. the inspections could cost $5.2 million. folks in concorde, massachusetts are saying good-bye to 2012 and to bottled water. a new ban on selling the single serving plastic water bottles went into effect today. it's all part of an effort to cut back on waste. the store is caught selling the bottles face a $50 fine. >>> just a short time ago we range in 2013, but along with the new year comes a slew of new laws and changes. they just went into effect at midnight across the country. many serious but others are a little bit peculiar. >> a host of new laws will take effect across the country. gay skoums will be able to tie the knot legally. maryland is the first state south of the mason dixon line to ma gay marriage legal. laws in california a
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
after cancer surgery. that is the word from his vice president. steve, how bad is the president's condition? >>reporter: it looks like the condition is very serious. this was the fourth operation for a pelvic-area cancer for chavez, an undisclosed fact of the type of cancer. he has not been seen or heard from publicly in the past three weeks. all this is happening in cuba, and now the vice president has gone from venezuela to cuba marking how serious the condition is. requests have been made to the people of venezuela to pray for chavez and new year's celebration are canceled. >>trace: if president chavez dies who replaces him? >>guest: that is tricky. we are right in between an election back in october and a potential ininauguration on january 10. he has said he wants his vice president, a one-time bus driver, to replace him. it is not clear that would happen if he died now they have to hold an election in 30 days but it is more complicated than that. if chavez dies before the john 10 inauguration, that election is run by the head of the parliament. but if he dies after january 1
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
republicans. >> then again higher taxes and defense cuts and gets to blame the republicans. steve moore always good to see you. >> thank you judge, great to be with you. >> later in the show heads rolled in the state department over benghazi, right? wrong. the latest double speak from the obama administration. up next, just over 24-hours from now if we goefr the fiscal cliff, who should we blame? re, ♪ ♪ >> this country is about to take a plunge over the fiscal cliff. who is really to blame? watcjomg this one. >> president has a decision to make. he can support these measures or be responsible for reckless spending and the largest tax hike in american history. >> the republicans in the house have decide to do rundown an alley that has no exit. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check or anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> every time we come to a solution it was a year and a half ago in the summer right now the republicans walk away. >> don't automatically assume the president wants to cut a deal. i think he want
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Dec 24, 2012 2:00am PST
less than a week away. they are arguing who is at fault for the disagreement. steve centanni is live with more. >> no agreement but plenty of talk. push for a plan b saying the ball is now in the democrat's court there has been no movement toward any kind of deal. republicans can't spending cuts and one key republican says what they need now is leadership. >> if you want leaders the president has been a pathetic fiscal leader. i would vote for revenues including tax hikes to keep the country from becoming greece. i am not going to set aside the 1.2 trillion in cuts. >> the president spoke out about the dpfiscal cliff on friday focusing his goals on middle class tax cuts not some kind of bargains. his supporters should find it no surprise to any one he wants people above tacks. >> he won 60 percent of the voters stharp for it in the exit polls including some republicans. >> the focus shift to go the u.s. senate where few republicans are backing democratic plan to take some kind of actions before the deadline. >> they continue to give opinions rick warren had an opinion. >> he said it
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00am PST
are no more magic products coming from apple after the death of steve jobs. >> chris: and kirsten? >> the economy is going to continue to turn around. not going to be a boon but it will continue to grow some what slowly in the first half of the year and start to pick up and housing a key part of that. >> chris: do you think congress and the continued perils of falling cliffs is that going to hurt the economy? >> it would be much more helpful if there was more certainty and the stock market wasn't constantly fluctuating over wondering what our congress going to do. >> chris: finally and this is an area a where we all have strong opinions if not not much that could be said about the first three categories. sports. bill? i know what you will say. you you could still revise this. >> looking forward to the redskins cowboys game tonight. are you going? >> chris: yes. >> you are bigger redskins fan than i am. i love rg 3 but being kind of the pessimist i am i expect them to dash my hopes and lose cowboys tonight and after the fantastic run the redskins will fall short of the playoffs. >>
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Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
income, tax rates. rick: was there, anything, steve, that jumped out at you specifically when you were reading it this morning you thought, gee, i can't believe the be republicans went for that, or i can't believe the democrats agreed to do that? >> a couple things. one is, you heard earlier from the sound bites you played from some of the republicans that they are still extremely frustrated, rick, that there are no spending cuts to speak of in this bill. it's a $100 billion tax increase with almost no spending cuts. now what that means is, that we're going to be having to address spending down the aisle. other items i found interesting was, let's talk about for a minute the estate tax, rick. nobody knew what would happen with the estate tax. 10 years ago we passed a bill that phase the out the estate tax. this bill basically brings it back with 40% tax rate but for those out there who have, you know, seniors and their family the exemption now level would be $5 million at the time of death. rick: the amt, alternative minimum tax, that really never been right because it affects mor
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